North Harbour professional Jenna Hunter is one round away from a breakthrough win on the Charles Tour on home turf.


The 24-year-old South African-born-Kiwi shot a one under par 71 today in the balmy conditions to earn a one shot lead from former New Zealand Amateur Champion Mun Chin Keh.

North Harbour amateur Sai Ma (77) is in third place with professionals Caroline Bon (72) and Sally Choi (75) sharing fourth place.

Hunter has never won on The Charles Tour and is trying to not get ahead of herself before the final round.

“I am not going to think about winning because it will only put more pressure on me,” said Hunter.

A chat with her sports psychologist Vicki Aitken turned around her head space after shooting a seven over par 79 in round two.

“I talked with Vicki last night and we figured out that I wasn’t committing to shots yesterday. I got off to a bad start and lost my confidence. So today I went out there to totally commit and it worked. My score could have been a lot better today but I am happy.

“It is exciting heading into the final round with a chance to win and I will be giving it my best.”

Keh, who over the past year has become a regular New Zealand rep, is yet to achieve one of her goals: to win on The Charles Tour.

“That would be awesome and it is something I have wanted to do for a while,” said the 20-year-old from the Titirangi Golf Club.

“I played really well today and it is nice to be in the final group. I am only one shot back and I made six birdies today so if I keep attacking tomorrow I have a good chance.”




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